Give us all your jumble, please!

Banchory Scout Leader Steve Shrive with Scouts ready to collect your donations
Banchory Scout Leader Steve Shrive with Scouts ready to collect your donations

The Banchory Scouts Jumble Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28.

The jumble sale is its 40th year and each year the Scouts collect goods to sell, aiming to raise money to help the group to continue to thrive.

Steve Shrive of Banchory Scouts says he is looking forward to another tremendous sale: “As well as giving the community an excellent opportunity to take part in an important recycling event, the funds raise will help the Scouts maintain the Scout HQ hall facilities.”

The Scout hall was rebuilt in 2009 thanks to the £275,000 funds raised from the Jumble Sale and other fund-raising activities, and the newly refurbished building has proven to be popular with many community groups and has been used for birthday parties, ceilidhs and more.

Steve says that proceeds from the sale are vital for the Scouts to continue to provide activities, fun and personal development for the young people of Banchory.

“We always try to keep the annual subscriptions down for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, making membership accessible to everyone, and the jumble sale proceeds play an important role in this.”

Group Scout Leader John Lawsonadded:“We are delighted to be able to continue to run the event that is now an established fixture in the Banchory calendar and draws a large number of bargain hunters. People have remarked that the sale is a hugely successful example of local recycling in action with high quality goods donated by householders all over Banchory and surrounding area being bought and re-used instead of being dumped.”

Goods may be dropped off at the Scout HQ in Dee Street until 9pm on Thursday, April 26, but if you have large items, lots of jumble, or can’t make it down to the Scout Hut, the Scouts will come to you.

Steve Shrive and his Scouts will be out and about in Banchory next week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collecting items. Residents can give Steve a call on 01330 824349 to make sure they are passing your area.

Entrance fee to the sale is £1 for adults (50p for children) and the sale opens from 10am to 2 pm.